ADC Theatre
Tue 31 October - Sat 4 November
Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society


Music: Jule Styne; Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim; Book: Arthur Laurents

Gypsy follows the life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, her sister June, and her mother, Madam Rose. Based on Lee's memoirs, it follows Madam Rose's unrelenting and unstoppable ambition, and her desperate desire to get her daughters' names up in lights.

Over the course of the drama, Rose continually fails to get her daughters booked in big-time Vaudevillian theatres; we see the tensions in the mother-daughter relationships grow stronger, and eventually we are exposed to the full force of Rose's pent-up emotional anguish.

Exploring the dynamics between parents and children, the capacity for retaining a dream and the pain of becoming disillusioned, and the psyche of a formidable mother, Gypsy is an absolute powerhouse of musical theatre.


Tue 31 October at 7:45pm
Wed 1 November at 7:45pm
Thu 2 November at 7:45pm
Fri 3 November at 7:45pm
Sat 4 November at 2:30pm
Sat 4 November at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


Tue £9-£12, Wed/Thu £11-£14, Fri/Sat £11-£15

Production team



From the producers

2 weeks to go

Gypsy: Musical Direction

With GYPSY only two weeks away, the show's Musical Director, Michael Cullen, gives an insight into the craft

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22 days to go

Gypsy: Designing the Publicity

With Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim's great musical GYPSY only three weeks away, the Publicity Designer ED BANKES reveals his process for creating the poster design...

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27 days to go

Gypsy: Meet the Director

Critically acclaimed musical Gypsy is coming to the ADC Theatre this November - director Alistair Henfrey explains why

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31 October 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
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4 November 2:30pm 2:30pm Buy tickets
4 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets